The Department of Basic Biomedical Science at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) seeks to fill a 12-month, full-time faculty position in Medical Biochemistry/Genetics at its Middletown, NY campus. The most qualified candidate for this position will meet the qualifications for Associate Professor or higher and serve as Course Director for the Medical Biochemistry course.
The faculty position specifically involves collaborating with faculty on the Harlem campus in the development, organization, and delivery of the Medical Biochemistry/Genetics curriculum presented simultaneously on both campuses. The successful candidate is expected to teach using a combination of live and recorded sessions applied in the flipped classroom format and provide timely feedback on student learning using innovative formative and summative assessments. If appointed, Course Director duties include oversight of the delivery of the Medical Biochemistry course on the Middletown campus.
Although a commitment to excellence in teaching is the primary responsibility of the position, faculty members also provide service to the school in a variety of ways including conducting student interviews, serving as students advisors, and participating on the administrative committees of the college. The successful candidate is expected to already have, or to develop scholarly activity that results in peer-reviewed publications.
Education, Preparation, and Training
Applicants must have a D.O. or M.D. degree, or a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related discipline. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for exceptional teaching at the medical school or graduate level in the areas mentioned in the job responsibilities section, demonstrate potential for research, and work well with the rest of faculty team.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in the following areas: teaching, relevant content expertise, research techniques, instructional design, delivery and assessment, course management, public speaking, effective communication, working independently and as part of a team, organizational skills.
Extensive use of computers
Basic computer skills supporting the proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite, software used to prepare and administer exams electronically, and learning management systems.
Infrequent travel to the branch campus location in Manhattan, NY. Travel to professional academic conferences, as approved by the Department Chair
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Inquiries related to the position can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV (MS Word or PDF) with contact information for three references to Jodi.Shepard-Cheatham@touro.edu. Please include a history of teaching experience and a concise statement of your teaching and research goals.